The Gourd Lady - Margaret Sparkman
posted: June 29, 2006
I try to visit Margaret Sparkman once a year to buy her fabulous painted gourds. She just turned 90 and I missed her birthday party. I have perhaps 200 or so of her painted marvels.

Here's a great little movie slideshow about her.

I would post a few pictures of her little goard crittters but my digital camera went snorkling with me recently...
At her house with some gourd penguins.
Elwood H. Smith June 29, 2006
Zimm, thank you for sharing Sparky's wonderful art and life force with us. The slideshow is delightful. Her laugh is infectious! Warms the heart. -E
Bevy October 30, 2010
I can see why she has lived to be in her 90 s because she is happy, laughs a lot And knows how to enjoy life. I am sure that is the key to her longevity Keep up the good work Margaret